"Last Soldiers, First Pioneers: The Los Adaes Border Community on the Louisiana-Texas Frontier, 1721-1779," by Francis X. Galán; Contact Info: NFU@JosephPuentes.com or http://NuestraFamiliaUnida.com Topic: Francis, Galan, Joseph, Puentes, Los, Adaes, Nuestra, Familia, Unida, Podcast Source: http://NuestraFamiliaUnida.com
Join Dr. Bruce midway through his 2015 Levity Zone down under tour of eastern Australia. In an artsy warehouse in the artsy Sydney district of Newtown Dr. Bruce presented an evening serenade of visionary story threads woven with the chill tones of live DJ Tsentsak (aka Richard Baron). Lie back with the Aussies and take in part one of a trip through our deepest history hyperdriving up through to the fragile but potent present, riding the liminal zone between reason and magick. Credits: Dr. Bruce... Topics: consciousness, Australia, politics, Eleusis
Rejoin Dr. Bruce during his 2015 Levity Zone Tour in Australia for part 2 of the Sydney Serenade. Ray trace a visionary beam through the crystalline structure of Endo, diffracting through the azure jewel of civilization, passing back through ancient Australian zircons to the origin of life, completing our photonic journey in a glint off Incan temple foundations. The crystal sphere then went out to dance by moonlight and found itself in a Gaian dialogue with the local Lukuma and together they... Topics: consciousness, Australia, civilization, space travel, inca
Dr. R.P. Kaushik returns to the Levity Zone in what I call "the Long Minding Road to Freedom", He first recounts the long history of spiritual traditions in India and the West all of which eventually devolve into limited products of Mind and Ego. He then examines the nature of the mind itself showing that this most sensitive instrument can become our guru, if we will only choicelessly follow its meanderings until the end. In this way we will open out into a new space: the flow of... Topic: consciousness
byDr. Bruce Damer, TEDxSantaCruz, Midwest Real podcast
Dr. Bruce presents his greatest idea yet for spaceflight in the first of two TEDx talks given for TEDxSantaCruz on April 24, 2015. Hear how humanity might create a sustainable presence in the solar system in this century through SHEPHERD, an innovative new type of spacecraft. After the TEDx talk we continue with an extended discussion about new possibilities in space with Michael Phillip of the Midwest Real podcast. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (introducer and presenter), TEDxSantaCruz (event... Topics: space flight, nasa, mars, asteroids, life, tedx
Dr. Bruce presents his most deeply held idea: a new hypothesis for how life began on the Earth, The Coupled Phases model was developed over thirty years of inquiry and completed with the collaboration of his mentor and colleague at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Professor David Deamer. Hear how the model works and how it might help us refigure our civilization, first in his TEDx Santa Cruz talk, then in an interview on the Midwest Real podcast, and finally from his presentation of... Topics: origin of life, chemistry, complexity theory, chemistry, complexity theory, space, consciousness
Teleport back to the "Deep 90s" in March of 1996 when Dr. Bruce and the founder of Craigslist Craig Newmark were interviewed for UC Berkeley radio KALX by journalist Darek Milewski. They opined on the future of publishing and whether the printed book would survive in the future. This brief dialogue with Craig, now a household name on the Internet, captures that innocence and dreamy time of all possibility. Craig is optimistic that many more people would soon be hooked up the Internet... Topics: Internet, publishing, ebooks, Craig Newmark, Craigslist
In the next of our "Deep 90s" episodes join Dr.Bruce back in 1995 and '96 in two seminal conversations with journalist Darek Milewski on the emergence of a new medium: Internet virtual worlds with users represented as "avatars". Dreams of Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash" metaverse were being realized by users placing millions of 3D objects into personal homesteads in Alphaworld. Bruce relates how his new organization, the Contact Consortium, was also building its... Topics: virtual worlds, avatars, alphaworld, contact consortium, virtual community
In the next "Deep 90s" episode in the Levity Zone we roll the clock to January of 1998 when Bruce Damer appeared on National Public Radio's TechNation program with host Dr. Moira Gunn. By this time Internet virtual worlds had exploded as hundreds of thousands of users, clothed in digital representations called avatars, had homesteaded their way into second lives in Cyberspace. Well before Internet voice chat and video, social networks, and networked games these worlds hosted group... Topics: Avatars, virtual worlds, Internet
Returning from the Deep 90s back to the future in 2015 Dr. Bruce joins Allan Lundell and his mythic friend Peter Fae for a hot tub confab high on the mountaintop of Future Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Not only is Al a true bon homme but he is also a keen observer of the cyber-culture and developing trends in tech and the social landscape, chronicling all of this in his KSCO Santa Cruz radio show, Dr. Future. Realizing a twenty year dream of networking hot tub conversations, Dr. Bruce, Al... Topics: spirituality, science, gaia, space, billionaires, origin of life, mythic selves, avatars, drones
The Merry Pranksters return to Santa Cruz to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Acid Test! Hear George Walker, Mountain Girl Carolyn Garcia and Ken Babbs on stage at Don Quixote's hold forth on deep counter-cultural history. Hosted by by County Supervisor John Leopold, this important historical event, which back in 1965 spawned the Grateful Dead, is commemorated by a proclamation, and a historic marker... a bus stop! Santa Cruz honors its Psychedelic history and Dr. Bruce was there to... Topics: The Merry Pranksters, The Grateful Dead, Acid Tests, Counter Culture
Returning for the second half of the Merry Pranksters visit to the Levity Zone, Prankster Lee Quarnstrom reads from his autobiography "When I was a Dynamiter" with a spectacular telling of the 1965 bust at Ken Kesey's house in La Honda. Yours truly, Dr. Bruce, shares Leon Tabory's hitherto untold tale of the accidental painting of Kesey's magic bus before its epic 1964 New York trip, a chance inspiration that colored up the whole 60s. And John Leopold, First District Supervisor of... Topics: Merry Pranksters, Acid Test, 1960s, Santa Cruz, Ken Kesey
Roll open the doors to the DigiBarn Computer Museum as we enter a new theme in the Zone. Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak gets a grand tour of Dr. Bruce's vintage computer collection. Deep nerd wisdom is mixed with whimsical techie banter as first person true stories of Apple and the rise of the personal computer are shared. Credits: Steve Wozniak, Dr. Bruce Damer, Allan Lundell, Sellam Ismail (speakers, recording and editing), Bo Millward (sound cleanup) Kyle Espenshade (theme music).... Topics: Steve Wozniak, Apple Computer, DigiBarn Computer Museum, Apple II, Xerox Alto, Elixir Technologies,...
Apple Computer's 30th birthday was celebrated back in November 2006 when Dr. Bruce and his DigiBarn Computer Museum hosted a lively, nerdly and funny panel featuring Steve Wozniak, Randy Wigginton, Chris Espinosa, and Daniel Kottke. The theme was: "Apple in the garage" when these four gentlemen along with Steve Jobs assembled Apple 1 computers in his parents' garage, cooking up what would eventually become the world's most valuable company. This episode is released to coincide with... Topics: DigiBarn, computer history, Apple computer, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Apple I, Apple II, garages,...
Dr. Bruce returns for a Studio Session with Dhiren Dasu recorded back in 2012 where he dove into his primordial thinking behind the recently published hypothesis on the origin of life, musings on the origin of the cosmos, and the unique place of life and God in the universe. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (speaker), Dhiren Dasu (interview and audio recording), Ryan Norkus (cover art) Mental Physix (theme music). [released 2 July 2016] Topics: science, origin of life, cosmogenesis, God, evolution
Dr. Bruce returns with a report on science field work in Australia and at the Bumpass Hell volcanic springs in California. And then following on to our last episode "Primal Theory" which took up questions on how the universe might work, Dhiren Dasu and Dr. Bruce sit down in the studio and take up the more pertinent, personal question of where humanity might be going next. We asked ourselves the question: "what is your prime driver?" We cycled through whether we should live... Topics: personal philosophy, consciousness, rhythm, awareness, presence, yoga, psychedelics, Ram Dass
For the 50th Levity Zone podcast Dr. Bruce offers: "Fire in the Sky" a four part full tilt poetic journey from the birth of the cosmos through the origin of life and human conscious awareness. This piece was later performed on stage with Android Jones and Val Santana at the 2016 Lightning in a Bottle festival. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (performer), Lisa Cory (cover photography), Val Santana/DJ DISSOLV (recording and music mixing). [released 29 September 2016] Topics: Cosmogenesis, biogenesis, evolution, consciousness, language, paleolithic Europe, Ancient Greece,...
Join Dr. Future (Al Lundell) and Dr. Bruce in another Tubcast, a spirited (and bubbly) hot tub conversation ranging from the cosmic destiny of life beyond Earth, to our own ancestry at the birth of our world, to how we might best survive and thrive for another five hundred years. Is all we have to do to wake up to how rare we are and to the wonder of *what is* rather than falling into stories invented by others? Please join us again in the Levity Zone for dialogues at the edge of the west, or... Topics: life in space, spacecraft, Mars exploration, conspiracy theories, Elon Musk
Dr. Bruce is interviewed by the "VR The Movie" documentary film crew in April of 2015 on his past and current views of Virtual Reality. This sweeping discussion starts with the story of Jaron Lanier escaping to Silicon Valley in an old car to create the first VR headset and glove in the late 1980s, We then motor on through the mid 90s revolution in online "avatar" virtual worlds and drive up to the second coming of VR with Oculus Rift in the 20-teens. We finally look through... Topics: Virtual Reality, avatars, Jaron Lanier, Oculus Rift, Thomas Edison, cinema, James Cameron,...
Dr. Bruce shares some heartfelt words on the recent so-called "election" of 2016 in the USA. Recorded on the eve of the new year 2017 and offered on the eve of the so-called "inauguration" of a non-elected "president". It reflects a Canadian but also a human view of the broken nature of the US national political system and its need to be radically remade some time in the future. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (recording and cover art). [released 19 January 2017] Topics: US Political System, presidentail elections, democracy, Donald Trump, fraud, voting, constitutional...
This is a German vocabulary drill unit. We will repeat the vocabulary of the last few sessions. For this, I will say the English word, give you time to speak the German translation and then I will give the correct answer, giving you time to repeat it once more. Feel free to listen repeatedly to this lesson to "drill" the words. Topics: learn, german, podcast, vocabulary
In today's lesson we will talk about different ways to introduce oneself. Different names, jobs and hometowns provide a good opportunity to learn some new words. Topics: learn, german, podcast, vocabulary
Episode 105 of Pro Wrestling Blog v2.0's Official Podcast is now online, featuring: Lex's Rant on the state of TNA Wrestling... Also, check out the new Pro Wrestling Blog v2.0 at www.thenewpwb.com . If you'd like to post, shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com or send me a myspace message at myspace.com/prowrestlingblog. Topics: pro wrestling blog, tna, wrestling podcast
Notas al margen es un programa de musica, conducido por Ale Wassileff y Diego Lenger y auspiciado por el Club del Disco. Va todos los mircoles a las 21 hs en vivo por FM En Transito, los viernes a las 17 por FM Radio Arte y Cultura de Gaiman, Chubut y los domingos a las 17 por FM La Tribu. La idea del programa es hacer un recorrido por toda la musica, con un acercamiento a veces dado por una fecha, recordando a un artista (musico, escritor, pintor, etc.), a una poca o un lugar que nos haya... Topics: wassileff, lenger, fm en transito, 93.9, fm la tribu, radio arte, gaiman, castelar, buenos aires,...
byChandler Klebs, George Ortega, Mitch J, Michael Walsh, David Joseph, and Daniel Miessler
Chandler Klebs, George Ortega, Mitch J, Michael Walsh, David Joseph, and new cohost Daniel Miessler discuss new projects they have in mind to help educate people on why we don't have free will and why it's important. For some time, the cohosts have been suspecting that the obesity topic may be a good theme to connect the free will belief to. Can our knowledge of determinism actually help people lose weight? Chandler offers a comparison between three different obesity worldviews. 1. Free Weight:... Topics: freewillsciencereligionpodcast, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, free choice, consciousness,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 06/25/13, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel present two original free will refutations by Lokesh Hanumappa. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories... Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
byChandler Klebs, Mitch J, Michael Walsh, Jamie Soden, David Joseph, George Ortega, Quayd, and Will
Chandler Klebs, Mitch J, Michael Walsh, Jamie Soden, David Joseph, George Ortega, Quayd, and Will talk about the language people use and common things people say that often implies free will belief. Words such as "control", voluntary", "intent", "free choice", "freedom", "deserve", "responsible", "choice", and so on, can have different meanings greatly depending on the context in which they are used. The cohosts discuss... Topics: freewillsciencereligionpodcast, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, free choice, consciousness,...
byChandler Klebs, George Ortega, Quayd, wsdtime, Jamie Soden, and David Joseph
Chandler Klebs, George Ortega, Quayd, wsdtime, Jamie Soden, and David Joseph discuss both the views of libertarians(those who say we have free will and determinism is false) and compatibilists(who say that we have some sort of free will that is compatible with determinism). The cohosts of this show would say that both views are greatly flawed but may have different effects on people and society in general when they are believed by many. As usual, they also strayed off into some other... Topics: freewillsciencereligionpodcast, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, free choice, consciousness,...
byChandler Klebs, Jamie Soden, George Ortega, wsd, and Trick Slattery
Chandler Klebs, Jamie Soden, George Ortega, wsd, and Trick Slattery talk about some things wrong with the libertarian political philosophy but also how free will belief plays into it. Also, Jamie Soden wrote a short book about the nonsense of Free Will belief and Christianity. You can find it here: https://archive.org/details/TheFairyTalesThatDeceivedMany_20160930 Topics: freewillsciencereligionpodcast, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, free choice, consciousness,...
Prepare to be inspired! Collage artist, storyteller, performance artist and creativity coach Lisa Pijuan-Nomura not only makes collages--she sounds like a collage. A colourful, stimulating pastiche of ideas that forms a unified whole. Her mantra is breathe, open up and create. Topics: The School of Physical Theatre, Jacques Lecoq, "Speak", Staircase Theatre, Conrad...